04 January, New Delhi
A Delhi court Thursday declared liquor businessman Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a FERA violation case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Deepak Shehrawat passed the order after noting that Mallya failed to appear before it despite repeated summonses.
The court said, Mallya failed to appear before it within 30 days, and no representation was made on his behalf, therefore his is declared to be a proclaimed offender.
The court had in April last year issued an open-ended non-bailable warrant against the liquor baron.
In November 2016, the court had observed that Mallya had no inclination to return and had scant regard for the law of the land.